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February 1998 Issue

Are Antioxidant Vitamins the Antidote to Fatty Foods?

Q. I just heard that taking vitamins C and E before a high-fat meal will prevent a heart attack. Is that true? A. That may be what you heard, but that's not exactly what the study found or the message the researchers meant to convey. The real story: In late November, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine reported that eating a single high-fat meal limited the ability of arteries to

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